EFMP ATTORNEY NF5* (RFT) EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER PROGRAM

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Quantico, Virginia
Posted
Oct 28, 2021
Closes
Nov 02, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

SUMMARY OF DUTIES : Incumbent serves under the general supervision of the Staff Judge Advocate for the Commandant, USMC, while providing legal advice and representation to active duty military families enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) throughout Virginia and the National Capital Region. Incumbent is located at and under the direct supervision of the legal assistance office at Marine Corps Base Quantico.

Incumbent performs the duties described herein, and other duties as assigned. Incumbent's primary duty is to provide advice and legal representation to active duty EFMP families seeking educational and support benefits from federal, state and local resources for their family member with special needs. Incumbent's duties include advocating procedural and substantive issues under applicable state and federal education and disability laws and regulations, including due process hearings, and, if necessary, representation of clients in court. Incumbent will also represent families in various administrative proceedings to obtain state support benefits related to individuals with special needs. Incumbent will coordinate access to pro bono legal representation as necessary, including for those practice matters that would require representation against the United States. Incumbent will also draft special needs trusts and provide other legal assistance services in support of EFMP families who are stationed in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Incumbent will, as a secondary duty consistent with the Marine and Family Programs Division Warfighter and Family Support mission, and as directed, provide general military legal assistance services to active duty and retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces, their dependents, and other persons entitled to such services as established by federal statute or regulation. Legal issues will range from simple to complex matters involving, among others, domestic relations and family law, economic and consumer affairs, deployment and mobilization preparation, and preventive law.

Incumbent will coordinate as needed with the attorney, Marine and Family Programs Division (MF), Headquarters, USMC, for EFMP legal issues and access to pro bono services related to educational and support services. Incumbent will also coordinate as needed with the Judge Advocate Division (JLA), Headquarters, USMC, as needed.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

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EVALUATIONS:

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Incumbent is a U.S. citizen and an active member in good standing of the bar of the State of Virginia and meets the eligibility requirements to apply for admittance, via reciprocity, to the Maryland State Bar and District of Columbia Bar. Experience with educational or disability law is preferred. Familiarity with the Marine Corps is desirable.

Additional information

GENERAL INFORMATION: Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, GINA, political affiliation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, marital status, physical handicap which has no bearing on the ability to perform the duties of the position. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

It is Department of Navy (DON) policy to provide a workplace free of discrimination and retaliation. The DON No Fear Act policy link is provided for your review: https://www.donhr.navy.mil/NoFearAct.asp.

As part of the employment process, Human Resources Division may obtain a Criminal Record Check and/or an Investigative Consumer Report. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI). For all positions requiring access to firearms or ammunition, the Federal Government is prohibited from employing individuals in these positions who have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, or a felony crime of domestic violence adjudged on or after 27 November 2002. Selectees for such positions must submit a completed DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition, before a final job offer can be made.

Direct Deposit of total NET pay is mandatory as a condition of employment for all appointments to positions within MCCS.

Required Documents:

*Education/certification certificate(s), if applicable.

*If prior military, DD214 Member Copy

This activity is a Drug-free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Marines, sailors, and their family members have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.

Involuntarily separated members of the armed forces and eligible family members applying through the Transition Assistance Program must submit a written request/statement (may be obtained from the MCCS Human Resources Office) and present ID card with "TA" stamped in red on front of card.

INDIVIDUALS SELECTED FROM THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE CHANGED TO PART-TIME OR FULL-TIME AT MANAGEMENT'S DISCRETION WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION.

ALL ONLINE APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 1159PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME (EST) ON THE CLOSING DATE LISTED IN THE JOB POSTING.

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